Born “Juho Nurmela” in the rustic town of Jurva in the west of Finland, Headrooms left home at the tender age of sixteen to study music at the Kaustinen College of Music and classical guitar at Turku Arts Academy. His inspiration during these formative years stemmed from a diverse cast of musicians including Julian Bream, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Guns N’ Roses.
Following the conclusion of his studies in Finland, Headrooms relocated to Amsterdam to study film composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. After graduation he refined his skill as a composer while concurrently working as a housekeeper in various hotels around the city. Within this droll working environment a soundscape comprised of Jamie XX, Massive Attack, Four Tet, Bonobo, Madlib and Flying Lotus allowed him to maintain his focus. His perseverance reaped its just rewards when he became a multifaceted film composer creating music for films, theater, dance, puppetry and even the circus.
Headrooms is celebrating his debut single, “Pillow Talk” b/w “Silly Chats;” a gorgeous 7” vinyl presented by the Amsterdam-based Groove College record label. This release aspires to atmospheric beauty. Headrooms is like a contemporary Angelo Badalamenti had classic rock and hip-hop served as his impetus to shape sound. The cinematic music of Headrooms is a diegetic score which mirrors his protean influences and the trajectory of his own life.
Check the gorgeous video at youtu.be/iU5-EsXs9HA
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